Global Patent Index - EP 0858628 B1

EP 0858628 B1 2000-01-12 - DIGITAL SIGNAL CONTROLLER HAVING MODULAR MACRO AND MICRO INSTRUCTIONS

Title (en)

DIGITAL SIGNAL CONTROLLER HAVING MODULAR MACRO AND MICRO INSTRUCTIONS

Title (de)

DIGITALE SIGNALSTEUERUNG MIT MODULÄREN MACRO UND MICRO BEFEHLEN

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE COMMANDE NUMERIQUE AYANT DES MACRO-INSTRUCTIONS ET DES MICRO-INSTRUCTIONS MODULAIRES

Publication

EP 0858628 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96936488 A

Priority

  • US 9616461 W
  • US 54866195 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9715881A1] A digital signal controller is provided having modular operation. Specifically, the digital signal controller includes a sequence control unit and a sequencer for producing a sequence of macro instructions and a sequence of micro instructions, respectively. Changes in the number or order of macro instructions may not require changes to the number and order of micro instructions and vice versa. As such, changes in macro instructions can occur by modifying the sequence control unit and possibly the decoder without necessarily changing the sequencer. Changes in the number and order of micro instructions require changes in the sequencer and possibly the decoder without necessarily changing the sequence control unit. The aforementioned modular technique of forwarding macro and micro instructions to a decoder for controlling an execution unit arranged between an analog interface unit and a DSP allows variability in the operation of the DSP, as well as variability in the design implementation of changes to the digital signal controller.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G06F 9/22

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/22 (2006.01); G06F 9/30 (2006.01); G06F 9/318 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G06F 9/223 (2013.01); G06F 9/30145 (2013.01); G06F 9/30196 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

BE DE GB

DOCDB simple family

WO 9715881 A1 19970501; DE 69606193 D1 20000217; DE 69606193 T2 20000928; EP 0858628 A1 19980819; EP 0858628 B1 20000112; US 5740420 A 19980414